Art in Public Places is coordinated by Hobsons Bay City Council as a municipal wide event that exhibits the artwork of western region artists in businesses and various venues across Hobsons Bay.
The project aims to strengthen our community through building stronger partnerships between artists and businesses in the local community.
Art in Public Places started in 2004 as part of the visual arts program of the Williamstown Summer Festival. The project was so successful that it was expanded across the city so artists and businesses throughout Hobsons Bay could participate. The project is now managed by Hobsons Bay City Council.
Participation in Art in Public Places is an effective way to promote businesses and artists in Hobsons Bay. Various marketing and media attention surrounds the project increasing the profile of participating businesses and artists.
Art in Public Places has continuously grown. Since the project has been running, it has enabled over 500 artists to exhibit in businesses and various venues in Hobsons Bay and expanded to include numerous community events and organisations.
In 2007, 2008 and 2009 Art in Public Places has been recognised with the prestigious Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) State award in the Toyota Community category.